NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org (Public Resource) discussed his efforts to make technical public safety codes—such as building, electrical, and fire codes—available to students, government, officials, and the public to read and speak without prior approval from private parties or government officials. These technical public safety codes are duly and deliberately enacted into law and have a dramatic impact on the safety of our schools, factories, roads, and homes. Yet, despite the fact that these safety standards are some of the most important laws on our books, governments and private parties all claim (and strictly) enforce copyright. For 10 years, Public Resource has fought to make these standards available for all to read and speak. In this talk Carl will discuss efforts to make these codes available on 3 continents. In the U.S., the Public Resource has recently received an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals. In India, Public Resource joins two co-petitioners from India before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, and in Europe, the matter has been raised in a variety of forums.
About the speaker: Carl Malamud is the President and Founder of Public.Resource.Org (Public Resource), a non-governmental organization based in the United States. Public Resource is credited with making numerous large government databases available on the Internet and has worked with numerous government bodies to advise them on how they can make these databases available to the public directly from the government. Before starting Public Resource, Carl created the first radio station on the Internet. He is the author of 9 books, most recently (co-authored with Dr. Sam Pitroda), “Code Swaraj: Field Notes from the Standards Satyagraha.”--metadata=mediatype:movies